A funeral service for Mr. Dwight Lyman Evans Jr., 87, of Anniston, will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014, at Anniston First United Methodist Church with the Reverend Peter Hawker and the Reverend Kevin McDade officiating. Entombment will follow at Forestlawn Mausoleum. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church in the sanctuary. Dwight went to Heaven February 24, 2014, surrounded by his family. Dwight was born to Letha and Dr. Dwight Evans. He graduated from Anniston High School in 1943. He earned a mechanical engineering degree from The University of Alabama in 1948 after serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. While at the University of Alabama he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Dwight retired from Union Foundry as Chief Engineer during which time he was a member of the Birmingham chapter of The American Foundrymen's Society, where he served as President. He also served on Anniston Water Works and Sewer Board for many years. Dwight was a lifelong member of Anniston First United Methodist Church where he served on the Administrative Board for a number of years. He was a member of the Carre' Sunday School Class having served as president. He was also a member of the Camp Lee Board, during which time he served as Chairman of the Board. Camp Lee always held a special place in his heart, giving freely of his time and talents designing several buildings including cabins, the dining hall and the Ark. Dwight always had a thirst for learning. At age 86, he took several college courses even after suffering from a stroke and was confined to a wheelchair. Some of his hobbies were golf, woodcarving and reading. Dwight was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Dr. Willard Evans; sister and brother-in-law, Harriette Evans Ford and John Ford; and brother-in-law, Ware Gaston. He is survived by his wife of over 61 years, Rosemary McComb Evans, of Anniston; his daughters, Carol Evans Howell and her husband, Chip, of Anniston, and Elaine Evans Warden and her husband, Mark, of Franklin, Tenn.; granddaughter, Elizabeth Howell Mayne and her husband, Scott; great-granddaughter, Annabelle Elizabeth Mayne; sister, Annette Evans Gaston; sister-in-law, Lois Evans; brother-in-law, Harris B. McComb and his wife, Debbie and a number of nieces and nephews. Dwight was a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather and great- grandfather. The family requests memorial contributions be made to First United Methodist Church of Anniston, P.O. Box 1789, Anniston, AL 36202; or to Camp Lee, 70 Camp Lee Main Road, Anniston, AL 36207. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.klbrownmemorychapel.com. K.L. Brown Memory Chapel 620 Golden Springs Road Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 231-2334
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Published in The Anniston Star from Feb. 26 to Feb. 27, 2014